Hip new hotel on London’s South Bank with transatlantic ocean liner–style interiors and a glam rooftop bar.
Right on the riverfront, between the Tate Modern and the London Eye, the first Mondrian property outside the U.S. is a collaboration between a crack team of creative and culinary stars from both sides of the Atlantic, with interiors by British design guru Tom Dixon and a restaurant helmed by New York chef Seamus Mullen. The hotel is in the iconic Sea Containers House, and Dixon has stayed true to the building’s heritage; a giant ship’s hull made from beaten copper panels swoops through the reception area, and the interiors are inspired by transatlantic liners.
The 359 guestrooms give off a cruise ship vibe without inducing cabin fever. They’re spacious by London standards (the smallest is 312 square feet), and they’re decked out in shades of gray and hot pink, with striking wingback chairs and artwork by Dixon. Snag one of the riverfront rooms for awesome views of the Thames and across to St Paul’s Cathedral. The modern marble bathrooms feature hefty stone sinks, rainfall showers and Malin + Goetz products.
The rooftop bar is a stellar spot for sundowners and skyline views. Dixon’s vision was for it to feel like a ship’s ballroom, and the Art Deco–style interiors, velvet seats and copper fixtures complete the look. Book a table right by the window at the river-level Sea Containers restaurant and order dishes inspired by South American, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine from the open kitchen. Grab a post-dinner drink at the Dandelyan bar, where the quirky cocktails come courtesy of hipster mixologist Mr. Lyan. The all-white Agua Spa combines cruise liner design elements and playful pampering, with ’70s tunes in the relaxation room and treatments that use brands such as Glamglow.
— Review by Rachel Beard, courtesy of Jetsetter.com. The text has been modified to fit the format.